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Paragraph 78 (2007)

Paragraf 78 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 22 February 2007 (Russia)
In the near future the command of the special setting gets a new important task. On a secret rocket base, where a very tall order brings a command over, they will have face to face to run ... See full summary »

Writers:

Mikhail Khleborodov (screenplay), Galina Koltunova (participation) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Gudvin (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Vladimir Vdovichenkov ... Skif
Anastasiya Slanevskaya ... Lisa
Grigoriy Siyatvinda ... Festival
Anatoliy Belyy Anatoliy Belyy ... Spam
Stanislav Duzhnikov Stanislav Duzhnikov ... Lyuba
Aziz Beyshenaliev Aziz Beyshenaliev ... Pay
Yusup Bakhshiev Yusup Bakhshiev ... Doktor
Aleksandr Tyutin ... General
Aleksey Malashkin Aleksey Malashkin ... Stantsionnyy doktor
Marina Bakhshieva Marina Bakhshieva ... Marta
Mikhail Efremov ... Nachalnik tyurmy
Aleksey Ogurtsov Aleksey Ogurtsov ... Nachalnik okhrany
Timofey Bayer-Kozhukhar Timofey Bayer-Kozhukhar ... Glaz (as Timofey Bayer)
Sergey Shakurov ... Chlen voennogo tribunala (credit only)
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In the near future the command of the special setting gets a new important task. On a secret rocket base, where a very tall order brings a command over, they will have face to face to run not only into an external danger but also with each other.

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Paragraph 78: The Die is Cast.


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Trivia

The primary full-scale set, a secret scientific laboratory, was built in the huge pavilions of the VILLS factory. With a total area of just under 38,000 square feet, it was the largest set built in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Gudvin: So, ready?
Festival: I was ready until you asked!
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Connections

References Ali G Indahouse (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Over And Over
Written by Joseph Goddard / Alexis Benjamin Taylor / Felix Martin
Performed by Hot Chip
(P) EMI Music International Services Ltd / SBA / Gala Records Inc .
© Goddard and Taylor Limited administered by warner/Chappel Music Publishing LTD.
© OOO Warner/Chappel
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Less Action than you'd expect
28 June 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I watched the 2 hrs and 10 minute DVD version, which should be something like the Directors Cut of the movie. Since it was released also as two parts in Russia (but without success and many critics), the German distributor thought it would be best to release only one movie. The camera work looks good. I can't say too much about the audio though, because the German DVD had the Russian language in Stereo!! Some might say, I should be happy that they included the original audio ... and subtitles (which are MIA when it comes to the deleted scenes on the disc here!!).

The movie has lesser action that I had thought it would have. It has interesting (if flawed and clichéd) characters, that could have had more screen time or nicer setups. The action scenes (sparely used as I said) are nicely shot and as you can read here too, are inspired by Gan Kata (see Equilibrium for that). Especially one scene with pistols/guns (I'm not an expert, so I can't say what weapon manufacturer they are from) ...

One of the main problems is, that the movie tries to over-complicate a few things (relationships) and sadly does not succeed with it. Still if you have the patience, you might like this.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Параграф 78 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaliningrad, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,484,185
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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